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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): Understanding The Future Opportunities And Challenges: PwC

The ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) market is growing at a rapid pace. Growing far beyond their initial function of tracking large liquid indices in developed markets, ETFs now hold over $2.6 trillion of assets globally. ETFs are no longer a niche product, and their impact will continue to be felt much more widely than imagined. … Continue reading

WisdomTree Launches Strong Dollar Emerging Market ETF

By James Eugene WisdomTree has launched three new funds, with the most eye-catching of all three being the WisdomTree Strong Dollar Emerging Markets Equity Fund (EMSD), which will allow investors to gain exposure to emerging market stocks that have the potential to thrive in a strong dollar environment while maintaining some degree of diversity. Key … Continue reading

Introducing An Emerging Market ETF That Excludes China

By James Eugene Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets while simultaneously avoiding¬†China? Well you’re in luck. Emerging Global Advisors have launched a new emerging market exchange traded fund (ETF), the EGShares EM Core ex-China ETF (XCEM), that has one unique feature: the complete exclusion of the world’s largest emerging market, China. Emerging market ETFs … Continue reading

4 Ways To Hedge Volatility With ETFs

Volatility levels have picked up lately though chances of a turnaround are little, at least in the near term. This is especially true as a faltering Chinese economy rattled the global markets in recent weeks and intensified fears of global repercussions. Plunging oil price, which is yet again threatening global growth and deflationary pressure, and … Continue reading

Global ETFs/ETPs Gathered $20.8Bn In New Assets Despite August Selloff

LONDON ‚ÄĒ September 8, 2015 ‚ÄĒ Although August was a roller coaster ride for investors, ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered US$20.8 billion in net new assets, marking their 19th consecutive month of positive net inflows, according to ETFGI‚Äôs preliminary ETF and ETP global insights report for August 2015. In the first eight months of 2015 record … Continue reading

iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR): Analyst Report

The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR)¬†provides equity exposure to Turkey¬†which is¬†the largest economy in emerging Europe. This exchange traded fund (ETF)¬†offers risky¬†single country emerging market equity exposure¬†and¬†should be¬†deployed as tactical tool within a diversified portfolio. As an example the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) allocates less than¬†2% towards the country. Therefore,¬†before considering an investment, … Continue reading

Emerging Market Outflows Continue Bleeding

Emerging Market (EM) fixed-income¬†funds saw: the 2nd-largest weekly outflow recorded at $4.2 billion in the week ending Aug. 26, and overall EM¬†net outflows of $10.5 billion in the past week are the largest since early 2008, Dimitra DeFotis from Barron’s reports. According to Morgan Stanley: Outflows have sharply accelerated in recent weeks and emerging market … Continue reading

South Korean ETF Weekly Outflow Reaches Most On Record Amid Tensions With North, EM Rout

The largest exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks South Korean equities, The iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF, just¬†saw the largest¬†weekly outflow¬†since its inception back in 2000 as a rout in¬†emerging markets deepens,¬†oil prices continue to fall, concerns about the U.S. Fed hiking interest rates, and as¬†tensions grow¬†in¬†the Korean peninsula between North and South Korea. … Continue reading

How ETFs Passed Hedge Funds In Assets

By¬†Neena Mishra,¬†Zacks Equity Research At the end of the second quarter this year, assets in global exchange traded products surpassed those of hedge funds.¬† It was a major milestone for the ETF industry which is just about 25 years old while hedge funds have been around for more than 66 years. According to London based … Continue reading

Malaysia ETF (EWM) Hits New 52-Week Low

By¬†Zacks Equity Research For investors seeking to know about the painful areas of investing, iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund (EWM) is probably on the radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week low, and shares of EWM are down roughly 36.6% from their 52-week high price of $16.32/share. Are more pains in store for this … Continue reading

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